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Iran to pay $1.46 billion judgement for hostage, torture of former FBI agent in 2007
Wear TV (FL) ^ | October 5th 2020 | Carolyn Cerda

Posted on 10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT by BeauBo

A record-breaking ruling for the family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI Agent who vanished while in Iran 13-years ago. Thursday, a U.S. judge ruled Iran must pay Levinson's family $1.46 billion, the largest judgement for a case of this kind...

Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working as a CIA contractor in Iran. His family immediately called on (Atty. David) McGee, who was Levinson's friend, to help bring him home...

Earlier this year, Levinson's family announced they were convinced the husband and father of seven was dead. In a statement, they said the judgement was the "the first step in the pursuit of justice."

"This judgement is the first step in the pursuit of justice for Robert Levinson, an American patriot who was kidnapped and subjected to unimaginable suffering for more than 13 years. He was the greatest man we have ever known, and he should be alive today - home with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Instead, he died in Iranian custody, and our family will never be whole again. Until now, Iran faced no consequences for its actions. Judge Kelly's decision won't bring Bob home, but we hope it will serve as a warning against further hostage taking by Iran. We thank the court for its consideration in the case, and we hope no other family ever has to go through the living nightmare our family has gone through."

McGee says the work to get Iran to pay the judgement has just began. It's a process that he believes could take years. And, he insists he's holding onto hope that his friend may still be alive.

(Excerpt) Read more at weartv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
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Bob Levinson


1 posted on 10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

Obama and Kerry gave the money away to Iran.

Illegally.


2 posted on 10/05/2020 7:56:52 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

Getting a judgment is one thing. Not always easy.
Collecting the judgment might be harder. And I am sure the family would rather have Bob than the money. I seriously mean that.


3 posted on 10/05/2020 8:03:22 PM PDT by Honest Nigerian
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To: BeauBo
I don't understand. He was a captured spy and he was being used to get concessions from the US.

Isn't this standard spycraft? Isn't this just the hazards one might expect working for the CIA?

4 posted on 10/05/2020 8:06:12 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kaehurowing

“Obama and Kerry gave the money away to Iran.
Illegally.”

MANY alleged freepers at the time, and since: “It was their money anyway.”

Just like FraudCo told us at the time!


5 posted on 10/05/2020 8:10:00 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
We don't torture and murder spies if that is what you are driving at.
6 posted on 10/05/2020 8:11:06 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: BeauBo

Good luck on collecting.


7 posted on 10/05/2020 8:11:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Where do you find the word "except" in the 2nd Amendment?)
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To: kaehurowing

Could have paid the family out of that captured money. Believe we did that before.

Then Muslim Obama gave it back.


8 posted on 10/05/2020 8:14:06 PM PDT by Fledermaus (ONLY A MORON THINKS 6 FEET IS A MAGIC NUMBER!)
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To: Fledermaus
Then Muslim Obama gave it back.

The rotting pile of Musloid Halfrican dog squeezins...

9 posted on 10/05/2020 8:17:58 PM PDT by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Good luck on collecting.

Oh, I don't know. If they don't want to pay up, we could start collecting more scalps of Iranian officials. Drone strikes seem to work.

In the process we could inquire if they're ready to pay, or if they need us to continue helping them reduce personnel costs.

10 posted on 10/05/2020 8:19:20 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

In this case, he rates a name, rather than an asterisk on the wall.

Hmm, I wonder if he was outed, too.


11 posted on 10/05/2020 8:22:28 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: SmokingJoe
There are people in his family that think he is still alive. There was nothing in the article describing his torture. If by "torture" they meant trotting him out on a regular basis and giving him the false hope that he might go free, then he should have been able to deal with that.

If by torture they mean electrical shocks, beatings, keeping him in a cell so small he can't lie down, keeping him up and preventing him from sleeping, etc. then that would be a violation of the Geneva Convention. I don't know that that would allow for a civil suit. Just some sort of condemnation from the UN and further economic sanctions.

12 posted on 10/05/2020 8:25:52 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BeauBo
Wow!

The Levinson family and attorney David McGee were fortunate that they got a Federalist Society Trump judge on the DC district court, instead of a corrupt RapinBill judge like "Dirty Emmet" Sullivan or a Clownbammy Musloid sympathizer "judge" like many of those that Odiousbama, seditious piece of Muzzie cr@p, tried to pack the court with.

13 posted on 10/05/2020 8:25:55 PM PDT by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: BeauBo

Lying press: “Iran to pay...”

No, they won’t.


14 posted on 10/05/2020 8:26:18 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: kiryandil

They will NEVER see the money or their loved one ever again!!


15 posted on 10/05/2020 8:27:20 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: SamuraiScot

Lol, I like your idea. But more likely is confiscation via force of some Iranian Asset somewhere in the world. A loaded tanker might be enough to satisfy the judgment. With statutory interest, the debt will increase exponentially in years to come. Good job by this lawyer. I hope the family collects every dime of it.


16 posted on 10/05/2020 8:33:35 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: BeauBo

A couple of C17s will be there in the morning. Have it in genuine US Dollars and palletized.


17 posted on 10/05/2020 8:37:13 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

This case involves the woman, Gritz, whom Andrew McCabe was harassing ...she was trying to investigate the disappearance of Levinson. Also involved in Levinson’s case was the last man who reportedly met with him, a black American expat who fled the US years ago after assassinating an Iranian diplomat/Shah loyalist in Washington DC circa 1981. The assassin went into Khomeini’s Iran where they put him to work for Iran TV. Anyway, the woman, Gritz, was getting flak from McCabe of Russiagate fame and General Flynn stood up for her, incurring McCabe’s wrath... that is if he hadn’t already after writing Field of Fight which was anti-Iran.


18 posted on 10/05/2020 8:37:41 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear; Fedora; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

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19 posted on 10/05/2020 8:41:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Honest Nigerian

“Harder?” Impossible. You are dreaming.


20 posted on 10/05/2020 8:43:03 PM PDT by Fungi
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